Mexican Burger

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5 from 3 votes
This Mexican Burger Recipe takes the ordinary burger and reimagines it. They literally explodes with flavor.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Mexican Burger on a white plate with onions peppers and guacamole.

This Mexican Burger Recipe takes the ordinary burger and reimagines it. They literally explodes with flavor.

Mexican Burger on a white plate with onions peppers and guacamole.

The Mexican Burger recipe below is the perfect midweek meal. It is quick, full of fajitas like toppings and spicy goodness.

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  • 15 Minute Meal: Quick and easy for midweek meals.
  • Easy Ingredients: All ingredients that you have on hand or easy to prep in advance.
  • Family Friendly: Tasty and colorful, these burgers are a hit.
  • Adaptable: Variations are easy and everyone gets their own.
Close up on a Mexican Burger on a white plate with the top bun ajar to reveal the toppings.

What You Need to Make Mexican Burgers

Ingredients

  • Vidalia Onion 
  • Red Pepper
  • Yellow Pepper
  • Lean Ground Beef
  • Taco Seasoning
  •  Avocado
  • Salsa Verde
  • Olive Oil
Beef, buns, peppers, onions and avocados.

Equipment

How to Make Fajita Burgers- Step by Step

Preparing the peppers and onions in a cast iron pan.
  • Vegetables: First, thinly slice peppers and onions. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat and then add peppers and onions. Next, sauté until soft and caramelized.
  • Burger: Meanwhile, mix meat and spices in a bowl.Separate into 4 burgers.
  • Cook: When the peppers and onions are cooked remove from pan and next, place the burgers in the pan. Cook until desired level of doneness.
  • Topping: Lastly, place the salsa verde in bowl with avocado and add it to the salsa. Mash and mix it until well blended.
Adding the seasoning to the ground beef in a clear glass bowl, forming beef into patties and then placing them in the cast iron pan.
  • Serve: Finally, serve the burgers topped with the avocado mixture and any other desired toppings! 

Common Questions About Mexican Burgers

HOW DO I KNOW WHEN BURGERS ARE DONE?

It depends on how you like them. However, using a Meat thermometer and this guide will help:
>120°F, the burger is rare.
> 130°F, it’s medium-rare.
>140°F is medium.
>150°F is medium-well
> 160°F is well done.

CAN YOU TELL IF A BURGER IS DONE WITHOUT A MEAT THERMOMETER?

Indeed, press lightly on a burger, check to see the color of the juices, if they are pink the burger is not done.

DOUBLED OR HALVED?

Of course, make the quantity that you need to suit the size of your family.

WHAT TO SERVE WITH MEXICAN BURGERS?

Simple chips or fries are great but some Mexican staples such as:
>Mexican Corn Salad
>Easy Mexican Rice
>Mexican Corn Cake

TOPPING SUGGESTIONS:

Really, these burgers are great as they are but consider some extras. For Example:
> Lettuce
> tomato
>Sriracha Mayo
> Pickled Jalapenos
> Sour Cream or Creme Fresh
> Tortilla Chips

Side top view of the mexican burger with guacamole and a cut avocado.

Expert Tips for Making Mexican Burger Recipe

  • Heat: Use your favorite hot sauce or likewise hot peppers to up the spice factor.
  • Short cut tip: Buy pre sliced veggies in the grocery store.
  • Cheese: Monterey Jack, Cheddar or any of your favorite cheeses.
  • More Meat: Up the wow factor with bacon or chorizo or other spicy sausage. Again, you can not make these wrong and you can make them your own.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These burgers can be grilled, baked or air fried. Therefore, they are super easy and versatile.
  • Sliders: Great for a party. Therefore,make mini mexican burger to impress your guests.

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Mexican Burger on a white plate with onions peppers and guacamole.
5 from 3 votes

Mexican Burger

Yield: 4 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
This Mexican Burger Recipe takes the ordinary burger and reimagines it. They literally explodes with flavor.
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Ingredients

  • 1 Vidalia Onion, Large
  • 1 Red Pepper
  • 1 Yellow Pepper
  • 1 Lb Lean Ground Beef
  • 2 tsps Taco Seasoning
  • 1 Avocado, large
  • 1 Tbsp Salsa Verde
  • 1 Tbsp Olive Oil

Instructions

  • Thinly slice peppers and onions. Heat olive oil in a skillet over medium heat. Add peppers and onions to the oil and sauté stirring frequently over med heat until soft and caramelized.
  • While the peppers and onions are cooking mix meat and spices in a medium size bowl kneading to mix well. Separate the meat mixture into 4 burgers and set aside.
  • When the peppers and onions are cooked remove from pan. Place the pan back on medium heat (don’t wipe the pan) and place the burgers in the pan. Seer over medium high heat and cook until desired level of doneness (about 5-6 minutes per side over medium heat to cook to med/well)
  • While the burgers are cooking place the salsa verde in a medium size bowl peel and chop the avocado and add it to the salsa. Mash and mix it until well blended.
  • Serve the burgers topped with the avocado mixture and any other desired toppings!

Expert Tips

  • Add Heat: Use your favorite hot sauce to up the spice factor.
  • Short cut tip: Buy pre sliced veggies in the grocery store.
  • Cheese: Monterey Jack, Cheddar or any of your favorite cheeses.
  • More Meat: Up the wow factor with bacon or chorizo or other spicy sausage.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: These burgers can be grilled, baked or air fried.
  • Sliders: Great for a party. Make mini mexican burger to impress your guests.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 312kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 27g | Fat: 17g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 10g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 70mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 869mg | Fiber: 5g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1095IU | Vitamin C: 102mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 3mg
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Course: Main Dish
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: 15 minute

This recipe is my personal adaption of an ethnic inspired recipe. It is not intended to be an authentic recipe.  I’ve recreated this recipe because I enjoy the flavors and I want to encourage my readers to expand their tastes and try new flavor combinations. The recipe, ingredients and processes may have been adapted to make the recipe accessible for the average American. I have provided links to authentic versions of the recipe in the post above. I encourage you to visit these pages and learn more about the traditional version(s) of this recipe.

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2 thoughts on “Mexican Burger”

  1. 5 stars
    Thank you so much for sharing this amazing recipe! Will surely have this again! It’s really easy to make and it tasted so delicious! Highly recommended!

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